2015 Toronto International Film Festival to Include New Films From Charlie Kaufman, Michael Moore and Ridley Scott
Every noteworthy film festival has a specific personality, honed over the years as the programmers learn all about their audience. The personality for the Toronto International Film Festival seems to be “come watch every single movie you want to see from every single filmmaker you have any interest in” because year after year, the fest can’t help but amaze with its line-up. The 2015 slate is no different, featuring the latest films from Ridley Scott, Jean-Marc Vallee, Roland Emmerich, Stephen Frears, Tom McCarthy, Cary Fukunaga, and more.
This year’s opening film is the world premiere of Demolition, the romantic drama from Dallas Buyer’s Club and Wild director Jean-Marc Vallee, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts. The fest will also host the premieres of Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong movie The Program, Roland Emmerich’s gay-rights drama Stonewall, and Ridley Scott’s sci-fi blockbuster The Martian.
The more low key films include Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight, which features the talents of Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Stanley Tucci, The Danish Girl, which finds Eddie Redmayne swinging for another Oscar as transgender artist Lili Elbe, Black Mass, which casts Johnny Depp as infamous gangster Whitey Bulger, and Beasts of No Nation, Cary Fukunaga’s war drama that will ultimately bow on Netflix after its festival run.
Other announced titles include Freeheld (starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page), Trumbo (starring Bryan Cranston), and the latest documentary from Michael Moore, the provocatively titled Where to Invade Next (starring controversy).
These titles are just the tip of the iceberg. Curious parties can check out the rest of the line-up right over here. Additional announcements will be made in the coming weeks.
Stay tuned for our full coverage live from TIFF, which kicks off on September 10.